BAFS and External Events
The British Academy of Forensic Science (BAFS) held its first meeting in 1960. BAFS is a unique organisation formed from a unique mix of forensic medicine (pathologist, psychiatrists, physicians (FMEs), scientist and lawyers. Our events are usually based in London.
Next BAFS Event
Mass disasters: Victim identification and the aftermath
Date: 19th January 2019
This is a joint event held with the Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section covering mass disasters with a distinguished list of speakers. This event has speakers covering:
-Forensic odontology (Dr Phil Marsden)
-Forensic anthropology (Ms Gaille Mackinnon)
-Inquest barrister (Mr Leslie Thomas QC, Lawyer, Garden Court Chambers)
-Coroner (HMC Fiona Wilcox)
-Disaster Victim Identification Coordinator, Metropolitan Police Service (PC Philip Stone)
-Imam involved in Grenfell (Mr Mohammed Omar)
Regular BAFS Events
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
The recent disasters, such as Grenfell Tower and Westminster Bridge, has highlighted how forensic science plays an important part in victim identification.A panel of experts will examine how forensic odontology, anthropology and pathology contribute to the identification process.
Learn about the psychological impact such events can have on victims, hearing more about the nature of the subsequent inquests from those supporting them.
- How forensic odontology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How forensic anthropology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How forensic pathology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How victims are affected by disasters
- How psychologists manage victims of disasters
BAFS Friends Dinner
Date: 1st - 2nd November 2018
Location: The Park Inn by Radisson Northampton
The aim of the Autumn Conference 2018 is to celebrate the contribution forensic science makes to society. This may begin with saving costs and time in criminal investigations - if not being indispensable to solving them. It may relate to the social and economic benefits of crime reduction and prevention by rapid and reliable detection, or - for example – to the social and economic benefits of identifying, sanctioning or supporting offenders with drug or mental health problems. It may relate to the role forensic science plays in detecting terrorist-related, financial or organised crime, or crime affecting the food supply or environment. It may relate to crime arising from human rights abuses or to the detection of miscarriages of justice, which demonstrate the role forensic science plays in underpinning the rule of law in a free society - at home and abroad.
Date: 24 - 27 September 2018
Location: Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY
The Education and Training Network (ETN) is thrilled to be managing the Annual Grange Conference, again this year. The conference has developed an almost iconic status amongst medico-legal experts and we are excited to offer this event to an even wider audience following the success of 2016 and 2017. We really do hope to see our regular delegates attending once more so please book as soon as possible.
Running over four days – you may attend all or as many days as you wish – we have chosen the topics carefully to address both what the expert witness needs to know and, also, the controversial issues of the day.
The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences is happy to inform about the new courses that they are offering from October 2019. The Academy’s training programmes are suitable for qualified forensic professionals seeking to enhance their careers and to fulfil requirements for recognition by professional bodies.